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#1 Jul 17, 2018 9:41 am

Calypso
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IN THE CASTLE OF MY SKIN MEANING

The Barbadian writer, George Lamming wrote a book entitled "In The Castle of My Skin." What does it really mean to be 'in the castle of your skin'?  I always used this term when I am in the Caribbean. Symbolically, castles were built to protect nations from invading enemies. Whenever, I am in the Caribbean, I am protected by blackness. No one ask ignorant questions about you. You throw off the reality of being black in a white world and thus become only human. What do you think the title mean?

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#2 Jul 17, 2018 10:25 am

Slice
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Re: IN THE CASTLE OF MY SKIN MEANING

We collect Caribbean writers, I might have that book in Baltimore.  I never read it doh, so ah doh know.


https://www.bol.com/nl/f/in-the-castle- … /30239863/

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#3 Jul 17, 2018 1:41 pm

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Re: IN THE CASTLE OF MY SKIN MEANING

Very good question Ms Calypso. Good day madam , feeling better today ?
In the 'Castle of my skin' , I might be wrong but  does  that statement  not   reaffirm  one's comfort  , don't matter what pigmentation you happen to own.
And Ms , are you quite sure about the novel's  writer ,  place of birth.
Trini ?
Thank you .Mam.

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#4 Jul 17, 2018 1:57 pm

Calypso
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Dancer wrote:

Very good question Ms Calypso. Good day madam , feeling better today ?
In the 'Castle of my skin' , I might be wrong but  does  that statement  not   reaffirm  one's comfort  , don't matter what pigmentation you happen to own.
And Ms , are you quite sure about the novel's  writer ,  place of birth.
Trini ?
Thank you .Mam.

Thanks. I made the correction.

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